When traveling to Turkey, you must comply with the applicable entry regulations. We keep you informed about the current rules, all the necessary documents for entry, and the latest import regulations.
If you wish to enter Turkey, you will need to present a number of documents to the border officials at the point of entry. These include:
In individual cases, you may also be required to provide proof of sufficient financial resources for your stay and return trip, as well as entry permits for your next travel countries (according to your return or onward travel ticket).
Both airlines and Turkish border officials are concerned about keeping minors safe during their travels. Therefore, if you are traveling with children, we recommend bringing the following documents:
Your entry permit to Turkey depends on the decision of the border officials in charge, who will judge you according to the following criteria upon your arrival:
If officials deem you eligible after reviewing your documents and asking some questions, you will be allowed to cross the border into Turkey.
Before you even enter the country, you will need to provide the Turkish government with some personal and travel information relevant to security and customs issues. Part of this is the Turkish entry form that you will receive from your airline or travel company.
International travelers over the age of twelve must fill out the Turkish Entry Form before entering Turkey. In the three-part questionnaire, you must provide the following information:
After completing the form, you will be sent a permit code ("HES code"), which you must keep carefully. Checking all complete data is done at the latest when you enter Turkey, but usually at check-in.
Apart from vaccination against COVID-19, there are no mandatory vaccinations for traveling to Turkey. However, the standard vaccinations for children and immunizations against hepatitis A and B are recommended.
There are no insurances required for entry into Turkey. However, we recommend that you obtain travel health insurance, which will provide you with sufficient protection on-site.
The importation of goods into Turkey is strictly regulated. Be sure to follow the applicable import regulations to avoid getting into trouble with Turkish customs authorities.
You may take the following quantities of goods across the border into Turkey without declaring them on the customs form:
The import of foreign currency into Turkey is allowed without limit, and the export is allowed up to a total amount of 5,000 USD or equivalent in TRY.
If you want to take the following items to Turkey, you must declare them at customs:
You are not allowed to take the following items to Turkey: